North America's premiere hockey academy

The Pursuit of Excellence Program is committed to developing a 360 degree player. Our success is seen through the quality and number of players that have moved on to the NHL, WHL, Junior and College levels.

Our Facility

A 27,000 sq ft training facility, divided into four areas, specifically designed to provide players with all the equipment they need to develop, practice and hone their skills.

Our Program

Our results speak for themselves. With alumni in the NHL, WHL, College and Junior levels, we prides ourselves on preparing players physically, mentally and emotionally to excel at the next level

Our Success

We have a proven record of success at developing players and moving them on to the next level. See what our players have accomplished and where they are playing now!

Our Camps

Power Skating, Showcases and Hockey Skills Camps throughout the year can be found here!

Latest News


Lazar Named Captain Canada

December 28, 2014

Ottawa Senators rookie Curtis Lazar named captain of Canada’s world junior team Kelsey Patterson – Canadian Press Curtis Lazar has Read More

‘Dub Weekly

December 10, 2014

Rookie sensation Benson off to great start in Vancouver Laurence Heinen – Calgary Herald Don’t count out the Vancouver Read More



Mark McLoughlin’s character, sports background, business expertise, and history of community involvement equip him with attributes that are perfectly aligned with POE’s mandate to development the 360 student/athlete. Mark brings to the Academy, the business expertise to take POE to a world class level in terms of providing the best opportunity for young men and women to achieve hockey and academic excellence while developing moral values and strength of character.

Sports Background

Mark is no stranger to the pressures and demands of being a top athlete juggling physical training, mental preparation, and academics. McLoughlin became one of the greatest kickers in the history of the Canadian Football League. He played in 280 regular season CFL games from 1988-2005, the most in the history at Calgary. Selected to the Calgary Stampeders Hall of Fame, he received the Tom Pate Memorial Award as the CFL Man of the Year in 1995 and 1997. He played in six Grey Cup games with his team capturing titles three times. He is one of two Calgary players to have three Grey Cup rings. He is one of five players ever to score more than 2,000 points during his CFL career. He finished with 2,994 points, including 673 field goals, 797 conversions and 143 singles, and ranks third all-time in scoring in the CFL. He was selected as a Western Division All-Star six times, and as a CFL All-Star 3 times. Upon retirement he was hired as CEO and President of the Calgary Stampeders to reorganize the CFL franchise.

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  • Lazar Named Captain Canada by pursuit on December 28, 2014

    Ottawa Senators rookie Curtis Lazar named captain of Canada’s world junior team Kelsey Patterson – Canadian Press Curtis Lazar has every reason to be smiling. The always good-humoured Ottawa Senators rookie on Monday was named - Read More

  • 3 POE Players Named To NAPHL 16U All-Star Game by pursuit on November 25, 2014

    Pursuit to be well represented at 2nd annual NAPHL 16U All-Star Game   The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is pleased to announce the rosters for the second - Read More

  • Thrower: The Sequal by pursuit on November 24, 2014

    WHL Giants land brother of last year’s captain in trade with Tri-City By: Steve Ewen – The Province   Dalton Thrower (47) celebrates with Dalton Sward, Cain Franson and - Read More

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"In the 2005/06 year as a 15 year old, I attended the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy. While attending the Pursuit Academy, I became a stronger person, a better skater, stronger in academics, and learned life skills. During that year I also played on the BC Outback (a Senior AAA Women's team). Throughout that year... Read more

Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey academy based in Kelowna, B.C., Canada. Ran by head coach, David Roy, Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey school that is focused on developing excellent hockey players.